A little fabric paint and white flour sack towels are all you need to make adorable custom kitchen towels. Make some to match your decor, monogram them for a bridal shower gift, or use foam stamps to create festive seasonal towels.
We used reusable adhesive stencils for the letters and foam pouncers for polka dots. It was so much fun to design these by playing with colors, patterns and styles! We’re totally hooked. These ones were for us, but we’re already planning our next batch to give as Christmas presents. Carla monogrammed her towel in grey and added cheery yellow polka dots. Alyssa used stencils to spell out “yum!” and added deep red and brown polka dots to match her kitchen.
You’ll need to set your paint before you can actually use the towel, and instructions should be on the paint’s packaging. If there are no instructions, however, try this: let the paint dry for 24 hours. Place a cloth over the painted parts and use a dry iron (no steam) on a high setting. Press for 30 seconds, moving the iron in small circular motions over the area.
To wash the towels after painting, use cold water on the gentle cycle and air dry.
Just a quick tip: fabric paint or multi-purpose paint tends to dry a little stiff. For a softer finish, you can mix your paint with a fabric medium.
- Flour sack towels
- Fabric paint or multi-surface paint
- Stencils, foam pouncers or stamps
- optional: fabric medium
- Wash and dry your towels.
- Apply fabric paint in the design of your choosing.
- Follow the instructions on your fabric paint's packaging to set the paint.
- Wash and enjoy!